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Joy Walker, BA Arabic and Spanish

Joy explains why her year abroad in Cairo was an adventure and the best thing about Leeds University.
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Maryke Walraven, BA Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies

Maryke shares her plans to move to South America when she graduates and what she thinks is the best thing about Leeds.
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Tenglong Wan, PhD candidate in Translation Studies

Translation and interpreting theories and practice; literary translation; discourse analysis; cultural and identity studies; translator and interpreter training
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Binhua Wang, Professor of interpreting and translation studies

+44(0)113 343 1717

Interpreter training; interpreting studies; translation studies; English/Chinese interpreting
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Chris Ward, Alumni - MA Applied Translation (Spanish & Portuguese), 2013

The British Council Graduate Scheme was looking for young people with top-level language skills and experience living and working abroad, and having spent several years in Latin America, I thought this sounded ideal.
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Mariam Wardak, BA English Language and Linguistics student

Mariam moved to the UK from Afghanistan after the war broke out in 2001. Having been surrounded by different people belonging to different cultures she developed an interest in languages.
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Nina Wardleworth, Lecturer in French

Literary depictions of the Second World War in the French Empire; Colonial subjects in the French Resistance; Cultural Representations of the Harkis; The Arab Spring in the Maghreb
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Sarah Waters, Professor of French Studies;

+44 (0)113 343 3473

The French workplace, labour theory, workplace suicides, documentary film, social protest, globalisation.
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Janet C.E. Watson, Leadership Chair for Language at Leeds

+44 (0)113 343 7069

Documentation of Modern South Arabian languages; Arabic dialectology; phonology; morphology; acoustic and instrumental phonetics
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Frances Weightman, Associate Professor of Chinese Studies

Chinese fiction and authorial identity; literary translation and publication; authorial prefaces and paratexts; seventeenth-century classical Chinese tales; dissent.
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Duncan Wheeler, Chair of Spanish Studies

+44 (0)113 343 3514

Golden Age Drama and Prose Fiction; Hispanic and European cinema(s); Translation; Popular Music; Contemporary Spanish Culture and Politics; Twentieth-Century Spanish Theatre; Gender and Sexuality
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Paul White, Lecturer in Classics

+44 (0)113 34 30693

Classical Latin and Neo-Latin literature, particularly poetry; comparative literature; classical reception; the classical commentary; Renaissance humanism in Europe; history of education
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Daniel Whitehouse, Alumni - BA Thai and South East Asian Studies

Studying Thai and South East Asian Studies at Leeds provided me with a wealth of opportunities, experiences and abilities that will be invaluable throughout my life and future career.
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Joey Whitfield, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in Latin American Studies

Contemporary Latin American literature and film especially the themes of crime, violence and the actions of the state in the war on drugs.
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Melinda Whong, Professor of Language Learning and Teaching; Language Centre Director

+44 (0)113 343 7627

Linguistics in language teaching; second language acquisition; English for Academic Purposes and policy in higher education
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Justine Wightman, BA French and Linguistics (2014)

Recent graduate Justine reflects on her time at Leeds including becoming a member of the Mind Matters Society, joining a local choir and teaching English in Brittany for seven months.
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Jane Wilkinson, Lecturer in German

+44 (0)113 343 3511

Contemporary German-speaking theatre and drama, with particular focus on representations of migration, 'postmigration', and transnational experience; border cultures and border theory
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James Wilson, Lecturer in Russian and Language Studies; Director of Russian

+44 (0)113 343 1912

Language variation in Czech; variationist sociolinguistics; language pedagogy; corpus-based language learning
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Robert Wilson, BA Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies (2014)

Robert talks about the diverse range of modules that were available for his undergraduate degree.
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Sophie Woodrow, BA French

Sophie explains why she chose Leeds and what her plans are after graduating.
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Tamsin Wragg, Education Service Officer (Residence Abroad)

0113 3432199

Support and administration with particular responsibility for students of Chinese, Arabic and Thai.
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Clare Wright, Lecturer in Linguistics and Language Teaching

+44 (0)113 343 1852

Second language teaching and learning; L2 morphosyntax; psycholinguistics, working memory; L2 fluency; L2 Mandarin development; EAP; internationalisation of HE
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Daming Wu, Associate Professor in Chinese and Translation Studies

Computer-Assisted Translation; translation and interpreting studies; computer-assisted language learning
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